Some of the best places for street photography in Berlin are in, around, and along the lines of public transportation. Berlin doesn’t have a downtown or city center in the classic sense, so there is an unusually large number of large, unique train stations. Depending on the time of day these places are bustling with people and often have unique lighting conditions, the structure of the stations often incorporate glass and open walls so there is lots of reflections and shadowy goodness.
I discovered this sort of by accident, often I would get on to the S-Bahn (above ground train) to get to another part of town, and not make it out of the station. After a while I just started focusing on catching these places in the right light – in my case “right light” means direct sunlight with heavy shadows. Therein lies the other advantage of these above ground stations, the track is raised in most places so that stations are usually well above street level and are bathing in natural light almost until sundown. Here is my short but expanding list of places I keep going back to and where the images you find here were taken:
- Zoologischer Garten
- Warschauer Straße